Enjoy the summer weather and hit the trails for some great Kili training… simple day hikes will help you get used to trail conditions, break in your boots, adjust to the weight of your daypack, and practice the rest step.

If you’re in the flatlands, a treadmill at the gym on a steep grade will do the trick, especially with your boots and backpack.  Imagine that you’re already on Kilimanjaro’s slopes, and channel the energy of this record-breaking climber who recently accomplished The Explorer’s Grand Slam!

Vanessa and her group after training to hike KilimanjaroVanessa O’Brien and her group on their way up Mt. Kilimanjaro